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  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems

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The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems aims to bring together the expertise of the Universities of Nottingham, Sheffield and Cardiff, industrial sponsors and cohorts of high-calibre doctoral students in to tackle major challenges facing industry and society.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  The UKRI CDT in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Training in AI, high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performance data analytics (HPDA) plays an essential role, as does engagement with external partners, which include large international companies, locally based start-ups and SMEs, and government and Research Council partners.
  An examination of the socio-economic consequences of the diagnosis of, and recovery from, cancer in the UK (in collaboration with Tenovus UK)
  Prof M Jones
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This PhD will focus on understanding the socio-economic outcomes of individuals who experience cancer in the UK, including in core aspects of quality of life, such as, work and income, and wellbeing.
  Cardiff Business School - PhD Opportunities in Business and Management and Economics

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The Cardiff Business School PhD programme. will prepare you either for a career as a leading academic scholar or to excel as a business practitioner or policy decision maker.
  Cardiff Business School - WALES ESRC FULLY FUNDED GENERAL STUDENTSHIPS (Business and Management)

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Cardiff Business School.  invites applications for. PhD study. with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020, which are available in the areas of.
  Cardiff Business School - WALES ESRC FULLY FUNDED GENERAL STUDENTSHIPS (Economics)

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Cardiff Business School. invites applications for. PhD study. with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, available to start in October 2020 in the area of.
  ESRC PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - Living wage Wales: Exploring the drivers to and barriers against the growth of the living wage standard in Wales (in collaboration with Citizens Cymru Wales)
  Dr D Hann
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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In 2019, the Welsh Government published findings of an independent commission (Fair Work Commission, 2019), which highlighted a key role for paying the Living Wage (LW) in creating fair work.
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - Fair Work: Job Quality and Fairness in UK and Welsh Workplaces (in collaboration with ACAS Wales and South West of England)
  Prof J Morris, Prof A Felstead
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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UK workplaces are facing a conundrum; despite growing affluence, various workforce surveys indicate the deleterious effects of work such as growing work intensity, declining task discretion, growing insecurity and a declining fairness of work (Felstead, 2019; Green, 2006; Hassard and Morris, 2018).
  WALES ESRC DTP PHD ‘COLLABORATIVE’ STUDENTSHIP - Investigating the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine in the UK (in collaboration with Office of Manpower Economics (OME))
  Prof M Jones, Dr E Kaya
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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In May 2018 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt promised to “eradicate the Gender Pay Gap (GPG) in medicine” prompting new research and policy attention.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Bacterial fish pathogens: ignored threats for aquaculture and the environment
  Dr C Berger, Prof J Cable
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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In Wales, freshwater fish stocks are in general decline. Around 95% of the rivers are now categorise at risk for salmon stock with most salmon stocks in England and Wales in a depleted state.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Bridging ecology and technology: Using citizen science and artificial intelligence to track fish health
  Dr S Perkins, Prof J Cable
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Crucial to conservation and management of wild fisheries are data on fish distribution and their disease status. Anglers have reported an increasing burden of welfare issues, particularly for those prominent skin pathogens which cause skin lesions, and are often a key indicator of general health.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Cascading effects of micro- and nano-plastics on lipid quality and transfer through freshwater planktonic ecosystems
  Dr IA Guschina, Prof S Ormerod
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Despite growing global concern about the occurrence of small plastic particles (nano- and micro-plastics) in the world’s seas, rivers and lakes, there has been limited research into understanding any adverse effects on living organisms.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Cryptosporidium movement in water- impact of eutrophication and climate change on the zoonotic disease agent
  Prof J Cable
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Cryptosporidium is a human pathogen unknown until the mid-1970s; in 1993 0.4 million people were infected in Milwaukee following a water treatment failure, and since then, large outbreaks throughout the developed world (most recently Sweden, 2010) have kept the parasite in the public eye.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Ecological drought risks for stream ecosystems
  Prof I Durance, Prof S Ormerod
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Future droughts are predicted to be characterised by hotter temperatures, longer durations and greater spatial extent. Freshwater ecosystems, and particularly upland stream ecosystems, are at risk since climate-derived droughts are likely to combine with increasing human demands for water supply.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Long-term environmental influences on the ecology and conservation of river birds
  Prof S Ormerod, Dr I Vaughan
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Covering less than 1% of Earth’s surface, freshwater ecosystems host around 10% of the Earth’s species and a third of all vertebrates.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: One man’s meat is another man’s poison: exploring the effect of mass drug administration against schistosomes on the aquatic food web
  Dr J Lello
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Parasites are an integral but under-recognised component of ecosystems. In particular, within food webs they can alter chain length and connectance and, because they act across trophic levels, they can increase web stability.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Smart Catchments: Utilising in situ sensors to monitor ecosystem health in freshwater catchments
  Dr E Bagshaw, Dr R Perkins
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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The project will assess different methods for measuring nutrient fractions in surface water bodies. The student will work with the diverse, multi-disciplinary supervisory team to develop a range of skills to address a real-world problem.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: The mysterious microbial ecosystem beneath our feet: Unravelling the groundwater microbiology archive
  Prof A J Weightman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Groundwater constitutes 99% of all accessible freshwater on the planet and is a vital resource for public water supply in the UK.
  Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) - Understanding lipid membranes at the nanoscale through nonlinear optical microscopy at membrane-nanoparticle interfaces
  Prof P Borri
Application Deadline: 19 December 2019

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**Important note. Interviews will be held on 9-10th Jan 2020 and invited applicants will be required to give a 10 minute presentation detailing your research work relevant to the position**.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Competition amongst endemic lizard species on a tropical island (Round Island, Mauritius)
  Prof W Symondson, Dr I Vaughan, Dr P Orozco Ter Wengel
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Round Island, Mauritius, hosts a community of rare endemic lizard species. Their environment was cleared of most vegetation by introduced goats and rabbits (now eliminated).
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Diet and Foraging Ecology of Atlantic Storm Petrels: Geographical, temporal, taxonomic and human-mediated variation
  Dr R Thomas, Prof W Symondson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Seabirds are highly sensitive to changes within marine ecosystems. However, most research to date has primarily focused on larger species, typically apex predators.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Keeping habitats connected: Does wildlife mitigation work?
  Dr S Perkins, Dr E Chadwick
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Loss of biodiversity due to anthropogenic impacts is one of the major global challenges of our time. Roads can act as barriers, or cause mortality, and in areas where traffic speed/road density are high, roads exert strong negative local impacts on wildlife populations (Forman and Alexander, 1998).
  NERC GW4+ DTP studentship: Understanding the fate and potential impact of nano-plastics in freshwater organisms and ecosystems
  Prof I Durance, Prof P Borri
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There is a growing realisation that the widespread use and degradation of plastics has created a legacy of plastic pollution. Mass balance studies have suggested that a large proportion of release plastics waste may now be present as micro- nano-scale particles.
  Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications
  Dr A Logsdail
Applications accepted all year round

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Computation-led materials design for heterogeneous catalytic applications. PhD Supervisor. Dr. Andrew J. Logsdail http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/481607-logsdail-andrew.
  Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metal Catalysis for Diverse Alcohol Functionalization
  Dr L Morrill
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Louis Morrill (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69691-morrill-louis) is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project “Earth-Abundant First Row Transition Metal Catalysis for Diverse Alcohol Functionalization”.
  Investigating the use of photoactive crystalline porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as a platform for nanofluidic devices
  Dr T Easun
Applications accepted all year round

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Dr Timothy Easun http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/69904-easun-tim is looking for a PhD student to work on the research project ’Metal-Organic Frameworks and Supramolecular Photochemistry’.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Recycling and degradation scope of anhydride-epoxide co-polymers
  Dr B Ward, Dr A Paul
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. The demand for plastics is vast, with 348 million tonnes being produced in 2017 alone,1 and the trend for plastic production is increasing exponentially year-on-year.
  PhD in Chemistry: Modelling Approaches to p-Xylene Oxidation Catalysis
  Dr A Logsdail, Prof D Wass
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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This is a collaborative project with industry that seeks to use computational modelling methods to gain deeper insights into what is globally one of the most important petrochemical processes.
  PhD studentship in synthetic organic chemistry to develop new transformations involving radical chemistry
  Dr L Morrill
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The project will involve utilizing both synthetic and mechanistic approaches to the development of new synthetic transformations involving radical chemistry.
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